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NFL Retirees Take Down Website On Concussion Settlement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 30 / 14

A group of retired players and their counsel objecting to the preliminary NFL concussion settlement have voluntarily taken down their website, www.nflconcussionsettlementfacts.com . Last week, counsel for the class seeking approval of the settlement asked the federal court to shut down the sit...

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MEDIA NOTES

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NEWS CORP DEAL WITH GOLF CHANNEL INCLUDES NEWS CARRIAGE

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08/01/96
MEDIA NOTES

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08/01/96
BULLETS, CAPS, O'S TO TAKE THE "HOME TEAM" OUT OF HTS?

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cablevision, Comcast-Spectacor, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media, Washington Capitals

08/01/96
WEB NEWS: NBC TO LAUNCH SPORTS LINE; ESPN IN DEAL WITH NFL?

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Tags: ESPN, NBC, NFL, Media, Walt Disney

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Tags: ESPN, NHL, Media, Walt Disney

07/31/96
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Tags: Cablevision, New York Liberty, News Corp./Fox, Media

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Tags: ABC, CBS, ESPN, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Media, Viacom, Walt Disney

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